Fee Assistance Program

Contacts

Municipal Office

395 Mulock Drive P.O. Box 328 Station Main, Newmarket, Ontario
L3Y 4X7
905-895-5193

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​​​​​​​​​​​Town of Newmarket Subsidy Programs

C.A.R.E. ​Fund (Creating Accessible Recreation for Everyone)

IMPORTANT NOTICE | We are currently performing a review of our CARE Fee Assistance Program and will not be accepting applications until early 2018.  For up to date information, please continue to check this page.

The Town of Newmarket aims to "Create Accessible Recreation for Everyone" by offering financial assistance to residents of all ages on any Town of Newmarket Recreation & Culture registered programs.  The objective of this program is to offer increased opportunities to those who may require financial assistance that would not otherwise be able to participate in recreation.

Eligible – Newmarket Residents of all ages 
Criteria – Submit application form and must demonstrate need for financial assistance with provision of proof of financial need and if receiving subsidy (EI, OW, OH, GTRI, ODSP); Income Tax Assessment
Frequency – Once per annum
Amount – Eligible 25 – 100%
Contact – 905-895-5193 ext. 2604

Do you wish to donate to the C.A.R.E. fund and help someone participate in recreation that may otherwise not be able to?  Please call 905-895-5193 ext. 2604.​

Click here to access the C.A.R.E. Application Form​ 

Accessibility Grant 

The Town of Newmarket offers financial assistance to resident individuals with special needs.  Eligible applicants can receive a 25% discount on any Drop-In programs.  The objective of this grant is to provide inclusive recreation opportunities to individuals with special needs or accessibility limitations. 

Eligible – Newmarket Residents and TON Drop-In programs only
Criteria – Submit application form and must demonstrate need for financial assistance with provision of proof of financial need and if receiving subsidy (ODSP, or referral letter from Community Living or other Respite Support)
Frequency – Once per annum
Amount – Eligible 25 - 100%
Contact – 905-895-5193 ext. 2604

EI: Employment Insurance       OW: Ontario Works     OH: Ontario Housing   GTRI: Geared to Rent Income

ODSP: Ontario Disability Support Program 


 

Local Charities 

Canadian Tire Jumpstart ​

Canadian Tire Jumpstart® is a community-based charitable program that helps kids aged 4-18 participate in organized sports and recreation such as hockey, dance, soccer and swimming, so they can develop important life skills, self-esteem and confidence.

Eligible – Newmarket Residents between the ages of 4-18
Criteria – Application + must demonstrate need for financial assistance with provision of proof of receiving subsidy (EI, OW, OH, GTRI, ODSP)
Frequency – Twice per annum (Jan-June and July-Dec)
Amount – Eligible 100% up to maximum of $300
Contact – 905-895-5193 ext. 2705

Canadian Tire Jumpstart® - Newmarket Chapter – Contact 905-895-5193 or ctjs@newmarket.ca 


 

York Region Subsidy Programs 

York Region offers assistance to low income individuals/families. To find out if you are eligible, please click here or call 1-888-703-5437 option #6.

Play 1 York Region Funding 

Eligible – Newmarket Residents 4-12 years old
Criteria – Application and must qualify through the Region of York by calling 1-888-703-5437, proof of receiving subsidy (EI, OW, OH, GTRI, ODSP).  Need to re-apply every session (Fall, Winter & Spring)
Frequency – once per session 
Amount – eligible $105.00
Contact – 905-895-5193 ext. 2255 & 2261​

Play 2 York Region Funding 

Eligible – Newmarket Residents 13-17 years old
Criteria – Application and must qualify through the Region of York by calling 1-888-703-5437, proof of receiving subsidy (EI, OW, OH, GTRI, ODSP).  Need to re-apply every session (Fall, Winter & Spring)
Frequency – once per session 
Amount – eligible $105.00 
Contact – 905-895-5193 ext. 2255 & 2261​

Play 3 York Region Funding 

Eligible – Newmarket Residents  18+ years old 
Criteria – Application and must qualify through the Region of York by calling 1-888-703-5437, proof of receiving subsidy (EI, OW, OH, GTRI, ODSP). Need to re-apply every session (Fall, Winter & Spring)
Frequency – Once per session 
Amount – Eligible for $125.00
Contact – 905-895-5193 ext. 2255 & 2261 ​


 

Tax Credit Opportunities 

Children's Fitness Tax Credit (Effective for the 2017 and subsequent taxation years, this credit will be eliminated by the government) 

 

Since January 1, 2007, the Government of Canada has offered a non-refundable tax credit on eligible amounts of up to $500 paid by parents to register a child (under the age of 16) in an eligible program of physical activity. For children with disabilities, the age is amended to children under the age of 18.

The objective of the  Children's Fitness Tax Credit is to promote physical fitness among children because of the positive impact of physical activity on children's growth and healthy development.

The credit applies to supervised children's programs having a significant physical activity component, where participation over time can be reasonably expected to result in improved fitness, particularly cardio-respiratory endurance, as well as muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and balance. ​

Children's Art Tax Credit (Effective for the 2017 and subsequent taxation years, this credit will be eliminated by the government) ​

New as of 2011, the Government of Canada offers a non-refundable tax credit on eligible expenses paid by parents to register a child (under the age of 16) in a prescribed program of artistic, cultural, recreational or developmental activity. For children with disabilities, the age is amended to children under the age of 18.

The objective of the Children's Art Tax Credit is to promote creative skills or expertise that involves a child's ability to improve dexterity or coordination, or acquire and apply knowledge in the pursuit of artistic or cultural activity.

The credit applies to supervised children's programs with a significant artistic and cultural component, including literary arts, visual arts, performing arts, music, media, languages, customs and heritage.

Visit: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/gncy/bdgt/2016/qa06-eng.html for more information.